Finding the right diet for you…
Have you already broken your new years resolutions? Have you discovered that the low- calorie diet you started has been difficult to maintain? Or have you just lost motivation and guidance?
Ultimately there could be a variety of reasons for this. I am writing this blog today to introduce to you a dietary method that actually works and thus can be sustained for the rest of your life.
Metabolic typing is a unique dietary method based upon the nutritional requirements of each individual. The Metabolic Typing Diet by Trish Fahey and William Wolcott suggests that ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds correlate to your unique dietary needs. For example the dietary requirements of an Eskimo will differ from the dietary demands of a Hawaiian. Eskimos predominantly eat fatty fish high in protein, whereas Hawaiians will opt for more carbohydrates through the consumption of fruits and grain based foods. It is also important to consider food availability as an influential factor. In some countries animals are not frequently available for human consumption whereas here in England we have animals at our disposal and therefore we adapt to our evolutionary terrain.
Therefore when it comes to dieting there is no “one size fits all approach”.
According to the department of health in England most people are overweight or obese. This includes 61.9% of adults and 28% of children aged between 2 and 15. This study was published in March 2013. It is therefore time we ditched the modern nutritional approach by taking a step back in time towards our ancestral roots and start eating what our bodies were designed to eat.
Our bodies were designed to eat anything that comes from the ground or an animal all within the realistic measure of modern evolution. Mother Nature programmed us to eat certain foods based on our climate, ancestral origins, food availability, religion, and ethnic and racial background. To quote William Wolcott author of the Metabolic Typing Diet “one mans food is another mans poison”.
So what do you need to do?
First and foremost you will need to take the Metabolic Typing questionnaire to determine your metabolic type. This assesses whether you are a carbohydrate type, mixed type, or a protein type. The outcome will then dictate your macronutrient (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) ratio that offers you the foundational stance for where you need to begin your approach.
Through personal experience and practical application I have found metabolic typing a highly effective dietary approach to helping clients achieve weight loss and improve their health with the adoption of a method that is easily sustained.
Once effectively applied you will soon discover that you are well on the way to a happier, healthier, and fitter you.
To take the test simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I also strongly recommend you read The Metabolic Typing Diet by Trish Fahey and William Wolcott.
For more information visit www.gwhealth.co.uk
Graham is a level 3 Personal Trainer, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, CHEK Exercise Coach and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist from Harrogate.